Exploring ancient civilizations (5) – Rome & Greece


  • Identify the reason that an individual is important, given the name of a significant historical character in ancient Roman times. Key individuals include: Octavian, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Constantine, Marcus Aurelius, Mark Antony, Nero, Tacitus, Titus, Virgil, John the Baptist, Jesus, Saul of Tarsus (St Paul), Pontius Pilate, St Luke.

  • Explain the importance of a significant date or event to the history of ancient Rome. Key items include: The Etruscans and the Founding of Rome and influence of Etruscan art, architecture, etc. / The Republic / World Conquest / Decline / First Overseas Conquests: 147-6 BC Rome conquers Greece, 312 BC Appian Way, 275 BC Pyrrhic Wars, 255 BC First Punic War, 210 BC Second Punic War / War with Carthage, Marius & Sulla Hannibal. “Carthage must be destroyed.”The Gallic Wars: Gauls in France; Druids in Britain; Celtic cultures; Germanic tribes.145 BC fall of Carthage, 44 BC Death of Julius Caesar, 27 BC Octavian crowned Emperor, AD 33 death of Jesus, The Trojan War I /The Trojan War II /Peoples of Asia Minor The Etruscans and the Founding of Rome / The Roman Republic / The Gallic Wars / The Emperor of Rome / The Emperor of Rome/ Cleopatra; Mark Antony; Brutus; Cassius. Augustus. / The reason for BC and AD: Life of Jesus / AD 70 Fall of Jerusalem Josephus, persecutions; / Pompey, Caesar, & Empire / Titus / Constantine; founding of Byzantium. The Fall of Rome: Barbarian invasions / AD 64 Rome burns sack of Rome, Augustine The Fall of Rome/ 284 division of Roman Empire /324 In This Sign Conquer / Constantine reunites Empire, 337 Constantine converted to Christianity. [Use Veritas Press Sequence Flash Cards in chronological order and describe each historic event represented.]
  • Summarize the events and various cultures that led to the formation of Roman culture / Describe the form of government in the Roman Republic / Trace the development of Roman law / Discuss the duties of a Roman citizen / Discuss the events, causes and effects of the Punic Wars / Explain why Rome expanded and what political, economic and social problems this expansion caused / Identify the events that led to the conversion of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire / Identify the accomplishments of significant rulers of the Roman Empire / Discuss the development of the Roman civilization during “Pax Roma” / Discuss the problems that led to the decline of the Roman Empire / Describe the results of the decline of the Roman Empire to the rest of the world at that time.
  • Legacy of Rome: Describe which part of the divided Roman Empire was the most successful and what contributed to its success / Describe the iconoclastic controversy and the results of the controversy / Describe the what the legacies of the Byzantine culture were to the Western world / Explain what caused the decline of the Byzantine culture / Sequence the events that caused the development of Kievan Rus / Describe how the geographic setting influenced the development of Kievan Rus / Discuss why the Rulers of Muscovy and the leaders of the Russian Church believed that Russia was the “third Rome” / Explain what it means to be xenophobic and why was Russia this way/ Analyze the influences of Byzantine and Kiev on Western Civilization .
  • Locate on a map of the world the key places where historical places studied occurred.
  • Describe the historical development of Roman societies and their contribution to modern society / / The Roman Republic: Roman government, daily life in the Republic. The Punic Wars: Contrast Roman militarism with Phoenician commerce.
  • Describe (narration by younger children or written by older children) the basic life-styles of people during the major periods of Roman history, including dress, technology, vocations, religious practices, education, housing, and entertainment.

Readings for the early Grammar stage Ages 4-8:

Greek & Roman Eras Journey Through History series Easy text and charming watercolor illustrations present the clothing, architecture, homes and other lifestyle features of the eras to young children. From www.rainbowresource.com $5.95

*The Usborne Illustrated World History: The Romans by Anthony Marks and Graham Tingay $12.95

*Pompeii – Buried Alive (Step Into Reading) by Edith Kunhardt Interesting retelling of the story of the Roman seaside resort of Pompeii, how the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius destroyed it, and today’s archaeological finds. The story of Pompeii and was by the eruption of the volcano, Vesuvius. One of the “Step 3” readers in Random House’s “Step into Reading” series, this is aimed at grades 2-4. (GP or SL2 or VP) $3.99

***The Buried City of Pompeii What is was like when Vesuvius exploded by Shelley Tanaka The text alternates between two narratives. One is a description of the eruption of Vesuvius on August 24, 79 AD, and its effect on the city of Pompeii and its inhabitants. The other narrative discusses the on going archeological work which is uncovering and re-creating Pompeii. Photographs of the modern-day ruins of Pompeii are interspersed with detailed, 4-color artwork that imaginatively recreates what Pompeii looked like almost 200 years ago. Reading level is 4th-5th grade. hardback (GP)

Pompeii: The Day a City Was Buried Pompeii was a relatively unimportant Roman resort town in southern Italy, but it has a unique place in history. Buried for 1,700 years under a blanket of volcanic ash, it was rediscovered almost perfectly preserved. Since then archeologists and historians have been piecing together the lives of the people who lived there. This is their story. (GP) $14.95

*The Beast of Lor by Clyde Bulla Lud a young boy is repaid a special gift for his kindness and care for an old man who turns out to be a king. OOP $30.00(used)

*Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld a whodunit that helps gain understanding on the government of Ancient Rome. “An original and humorous mystery story…tied neaty into a plot that has continuous suspense…The boys are real in their mischief and eager deducing, and the historical details are so naturally a part of the story that the whole has a liveliness that the pictures suggest.”- Horn book (all catalogs) (SL2) or (VP) $6.00

Aesop’s Fables by Jerry Pinkney A gloriously illustrated book with lively and captivating renditions of animal characters. Ages 4-8 Available from www.chinaberry.com $19.95

*Growing Up in Ancient Rome (Troll Associates paperbacks) The book features color illustrations (much less busy than Usborne) on a dozen topics ranging from Pets and Toys to Dinner time and Visiting the Doctor. (GP) $4.95 .

I wonder why Romans wore Togas and Other Questions About Rome by Fiona Macdonald Facts about Roman life are revealed in a question-and-answer format “Romans treat their hairdressers? Plenty of color illustrations to grab the attention of the very young. $9.56

Readings for the Logic Stage for 9 – 12 year olds:

The Romans An Usborne illustrated world history book that gives a clear historical outline of the period and some detail the world of the Romans from the founding of the city to the decline of the Empire. Packed with colorful pictures, maps, and diagrams as well as interesting text. (GP or VP) $12.95

Rome and Romans An Usborne Time Traveler Book designed for 9 – 12 year olds. Has Usborne’s unique blend of exciting colorful illustrations and interesting text. Covers all aspects of life in ancient Rome. $6.95

The Romans: Life in the Empire is very nicely written and gives a great deal of insight into how Romans lived and what they believed. $7.95

Cultural Atlas for Young People: Ancient Rome by Mike Corbishley Beginning with a timeline that stretches from 800 B.C. through the empires of West and the East (500 A.D.), this book, like the others in the Cultural Atlas for Young People series, is lavishly illustrated with National Geographic- quality photos and full-page maps. Part One covers the history of Roman civilization, including the Etruscans, the foundation of Rome, the Punic Wars, the Legions, the Republic, Julius Caesar, men and women of the Empire, Pompeii, Augustus, Trajan, the provinces and conquests of Rome, the emperors, religion, Roman baths, imperial Rome, arenas and stadiums, Diocletian’s reforms, and the Roman ship. Part Two covers the geography, culture and society of the different regions of the Empire, including Africa, Spain, Gaul and Germany, Britain, Greece, Asia Minor, the East, and Egypt; and touching on topics such as the Roman villa, buildings and technology, and more. An excellent resource. $19.95 OR

The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History by Colin McEvedy Map-based narrative history written by a historian with a wonderful turn of phrase and a quirky sense of humor. Covers not only the ancient Near East and Egypt, but ancient Greece and Rome as well. $11.20

The Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber Far and above all other narrative histories of Rome for children, Guerber’s the Story of the Romans is an excellent introduction to Ancient Rome. Rich in detail, effortlessly weaving the Biblical worldview throughout, Guerber’s history covers the complete scope of Roman history from the early inhabitants of Italy through the fall of the Roman Empire in 102 lessons. We learn of Aeneas, Romulus and Remus, the seven kings of Rome, the rise of the Republic, the Punic Wars, Marius and Sulla, Pompey, Cicero, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra, the rise of the Empire, Caesar Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Trajan, Marcus Aurelius and the other Roman emperors, the persecutions of the Christians and the Christianization of the empire, and the fall of Rome. We meet the Roman army, ancient naval warfare, Roman triumphs, Roman amusements, Roman society, barbarians, and Rome’s great generals, statesmen, and citizens. This captivating history has been recently reprinted from the 1896 edition of the text.

Living History: Classical Rome(series) by John D Clare A gorgeous presentation of life in Ancient Rome using photographs of model replicas and costumed actors. Full of facts and details that will satisfy both the child and adult(VP) $16.95

Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster tells of the world, the events, and the persons important during Octavius’ life. We learn of the murder of Julius Caesar, the influence and death of Cicero; we meet Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Brutus, Livy, Maecenas, and even learn of the Roman celebration of Saturnalia. When Octavius was a general, we not only learn of the battles Octavius and Antony fought against each other, but we meet Horace, Herod, Virgil, and the future players in the Roman empire when they were children. When Octavius became Caesar Augustus, we not only learn of the events of his life, but we learn of the Roman temples, the Gallic farmers, soldiers, chieftans, and druids; German warriors and priestesses; Herod’s temple in Jerusalem, and we meet Hillel, Agrippa, and Drusus (Germanicus). After Augustus was decreed a god and his worship began between 12 B.C. and 1 A.D., we meet Strabo the geographer, we learn of the building of the famous lighthouse of Pharos, we discover what is happening in Central America and China, and of course, learn of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem of Judea. The book covers the events from 44 B.C. to 14 A.D., the span of Augustus’ life. Fascinating reading. (GP or SL) $15.95

Caesar’s Gallic War by Olivia Coolidge This novel by a highly respected author still has its uses as an accompaniment to Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War.-Hornbook review (GP) $23.50

***The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens & Rome by Peter Connolly and Hazel Dodge This is a gorgeous hardback reference book with wonderful detailed, realistic illustrations of what life in the great cities of the Ancient world was like. Includes nine chapters on Athens and fifteen on Rome. 256 pages, reading level is 6th grade & up. (GP) $35.00/18.95

*Living History: Classical Rome by John D Clare Pictures of costumed actors in re-enacted scenes against historically accurate textual information $16.95

Ancient Rome (Eyewitness) by James Simon ages 9-12 Part of the visually stunning series of books $19.99

*Ancient Rome The Nature Company Discoveries Series 26 over-size spreads combine photographs of artifacts along with original artwork depicting what life in Ancient Rome was like. Reading level is 5th/6th grade. $17.95

*The Roman Fort; The Cavalryman; Pompeii all four by Peter Connolly Remarkable books with detailed information and full-color paintings that re-create Roman military and civilian life. (GP or VP) $9.95

The Roman Colosseum by Elizabeth Mann The Colosseum was both a brilliant architectural accomplishment and the symbol of the cruel and barbaric side of Roman culture. Mann presents a frank evaluation of its construction and use, as well as the impact of Christianity in bringing the death-matches to an end. Reading level is 4th grade and up. The Stones of the Parthenon by Manolis Korres (GP) $14.95/ $19.95 Hardback

City – A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay shows step-by-step how the Romans came into a new area and laid out and built a city from scratch and also explains its relationship to Roman military camps, construction techniques, how the Romans used aqueducts to bring fresh water into the city. It includes such fascinating information as planning and design, engineering technology, and tools and materials used as well as a look at plumbing in Roman baths, and more. For students of all ages. (GP) $8.95

The Legionary (Roman World series) by Peter Connolly ($9.95)which follows the career of Tiberius Claudius Maximus as he serves as a soldier in the famed Roman legions. This book is packed with detailed information about the Roman military and warfare of the period in 32 beautifully illustrated pages. Other books in this series include: The Cavalryman, continuing the career of Tiberius until he retires as a cavalry officer in Mesopotamia 30 years after he first entered the Seventh Legion on the Danube River; Roman Fort($9.95), clear, detailed descriptions and the history of Roman forts in Britain; The Holy Land, part of the sister series The Ancient World, with trademark accuracy and detail in descriptions and illustrations of the Holy Land under Roman rule; and Pompeii ($12.95), extremely detailed archaeological descriptions of the ruins of Pompeii with drawings, photographs, plans, and reconstructions of life in this Roman city. Available from VP or www.rainbowresource.com

What Do We Know About the Romans Today? By Mike Corbishley This account of ancient Roman culture includes interesting bits of trivia, maps, a timeline and glossary. $18.95

***Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today by Richard Maybury. The astonishing extent to which the Roman view of the “state” still affects us today. Good reading. www.bluestockingpress.com or amazon.com $8.95

Science in Ancient Rome (Science of the Past) by Jacqueline L. Harris Well-researched and easy-to-understand account of the achievements of the Romans, discusses how the ancient Romans absorbed, redefined, and used the ideas and scientific information gathered from other cultures to develop new techniques and materials to improve their own lives and examines their legacy to modern science and technology. Includes a helpful glossary and quality full-color photographs and reproductions; and Internet sites Grades 4-8 $8.95

Readings about famous Roman characters:

*Famous Men of Rome by Poland and Haaren, edited and updated by Rob and Cyndy Shearer Teach your children the history of Rome beginning with the stories of Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers, who are credited with the founding of the city of Rome. The history of Rome is taught chronologically as students read short biographical sketches. Fourth or fifth grader level (GP) $16.95

Julius Caesar by Graham Tingay Since the Landmark biography of Julius Caesar is out of print, this in-print alternative can suffice to introduce children to the most famous Roman of the ancient world. Part of the excellent Cambridge Introduction to World History series for children, it is however not as detailed as the Gunther biography. But in 48 pages it provides a fully illustrated account of the life, achievement, and importance of Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assumption of dictatorial power over the Roman Empire, and his brutal death.

Julius Caesar by John Gunther (Landmark)tells the story of Caesar’s life with excitement and high-level interest, and does not neglect commenting on the moral undertones. It is out of print, but again, worth the effort to find. OOP

Cleopatra by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema The authors have succeeded brilliantly in bringing the power and magnificence of Cleopatra and her world to life. Her compelling story is told in a simple, straightforward text, often focusing on episodes and details of interest to young readers, and carefully pointing out still-unresolved ambiguities in the source materials. The dazzling illustrations, complete with rich mosaic designs, give life and excitement to the dramatic story. – Horn Book Review. A character that belongs rightfully with Roman history than Egyptian. A delightful book. gr 3 reader (GP) $16.00

The Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibalby G. A. Henty is the tale of Hannibal and the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage. Those reading this history of the Punic Wars would gain a critical understanding of this historic period including a keep appreciation of the merits of the contest. Available from www.rainbowresource.com or VP $14.50/$10.95

Inside the Walls of Troy: A Novel of the Women Who Lived the Trojan War The account of the Trojan War from two points of view – from that of beautiful, of her kidnapping at age 12 by Theseus to her marriage to Menelaus to her head-over-heels encounter with handsome, arrogant Paris-and that of Paris’ sister Cassandra, who experiences painful visions of the future. $13.60

Lives of Famous Romans by Olivia Coolidge, Milton Johnson A thoughtful, literate, and readable account of the lives of twelve of the most eminent Romans, from Cicero to Constantine, furnishes useful background information for young scholars. However, some material is not treated as frankly as is now standard-A Hornbook review $25.00

Readings on Roman Britain:

Beric the Briton witnesses the Roman invasion of his homeland as a boy, takes part in the British uprising under Queen Boadicea, is carried captive to Rome, where he fights in the arena and meets and protects Christians assigned to the lions; rises to personal bodyguard in the service of despotic Nero before escaping back to his native country again. Available from http://www.rainbowresource.com $14.50/$10.95

Between the Forest and the Hills by Lawrence Iscium an isolated Roman town in the west of Britain is cut off from the collapsing empire. Most of the town leaders are concerned with keeping a low profile from the neighboring barbarians. Two children however, inadvertently find a way to destroy the twon leader’s plans. A historical fantasy that is filled with history, humor and the miraculous A SL6 review $12.95

Outcast by Rosemary Sutcliff, Gripping fiction, supported by painstaking historical research — when a Roman ship is wrecked on Britain’s coast, the only survivor, a Roman baby, is adopted by the local Celtic tribe. The dynamic between the Roman and the Celt comes into full play as Britain must face the conquering Roman legions and try to defend their homeland where so many other nations have failed. Read-aloud material for second graders, independent reading for older children. (VP) $5.95

The Eagle of the Ninth, is the story of the missing Ninth Roman Legion who marched into the wilds of Britain in 119 A.D. and disappeared. A young Roman centurian must recover the infamous Ninth Legion’s missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard, during the Roman Empire’s occupation of Britain in 125 A.D. Next sequel is The Silver Branch, in which the grandson of the lost Ninth Legion’s commander defends Roman Britain as the Saxons begin their raids, and political instability in Rome leads to many tyrannical emperors rising to power throughout the provinces of the Empire, including Britain. Last in the series is The Lantern Bearers, in which a young Roman soldier decides to stay in Britain to try to keep the light of civilization burning. In 450 A.D., the last Roman Auxilaries leave Britain forever in the face of increasing pressure from barbarian invasions throughout the Roman world. (VP) Each $5.95

What Do We Know About the Celts? Interesting details of cultural life, including bits of trivia, maps, timeline and glossary For third graders onwards $18.95

We Were There With Caesar’s Legions by Robert N.Webb The story of two young Britons set during the days when Julius Caesar’s legions invaded Britain. For ages 9-12

The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff (SL) Based on a seventh-century Celtic poem celebrating the death of a band of British warriors, this is the story of Prosper’s life in 600 A.D. in northern Britain, who becomes a shield bearer with the Companions, an army made up of three hundred younger sons of minor kings and trained to act as one fighting brotherhood against the invading Saxons. A vivid depiction of the warrior ethos and human suffering. $6.95

Readings on the fall of Jerusalem:

Herod the Great (Ancient Biographies No. 1) by Robert Green An account of the great tyrant figure in the New Testament. Descended from the Jewish royal family, not of David, but of the Maccabeans, he pursued of a life of complete and absolute power and authority, and yet had to deal wisely with the Romans in order to maintain his position. He refurbished the Temple in Jerusalem, making it truly beautiful (which Rome later destroyed), but killed off his family so there would be no contest for rulership and slaughtered the baby boys of Bethlehem when he heard of Jesus’ birth. This book from the Ancient Biographies series gives a complete picture of the life of the tyrant of Palestine. $6.95

*The Holy Land by Peter Connolly An accurate depiction of Jewish and Roman life with the vibrant epic style illustrations of Connolly.

For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalemby G.A. Henty relates the tale of the brave resistance of the Jewish freedom fighters and the eventual destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem under Titus in 70 A.D. Available from www.rainbowresource.com $14.95/10.95

Ben Hur by Lew Wallace. The powerful story of Judah Ben Hur, a Jew whose bitter heart was transformed by his encounter with Jesus Christ. Gives an excellent account of the tensions of first century life. $9.99

Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz. A reprint of a classic novel which characterizes first-century Christians and their courage and faith in the midst of a disintegrating society. High school level. $15.99

Jesus of Nazareth by He Fosdick (Landmark) OOP $4.99(used)

Runaway by Patricia St. John. The story of the Syrophoenician woman and Jesus. (GP) $5.99

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas. Fictional account of the soldier who drew lots for Jesus’ robe. (a GP book) $13.00

The Original Maccabees Bible With Psalm 151 by Maccabees, preface by Roderick McLean This is a classical religious text of which four books have been excommuicated from the standard Biblical text. The four books published here are very descriptive of early Jewry history. It outlines early Jewish heroes in the form of the Maccabean brothers who fought religiously against injustice, and on the side of God’s people. This edition also reveals the 151 Psalm, which has also been left out of the Psalms of David, in the BOOK OF PSALMS. A must read, especially since at one time in colonial British societies the possession of the Maccabees Bible was considered seditious. The text for this edition was resetted from an original text from the British Museum Library. $18.95

Essential literature readings for grammar to logic stage:

Bronze Bow Newbery Award winning book by Elizabeth Speare about a Palestinian boy who after witnessing his father’s crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father’s death…In nearby Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson. His hatred of Roman soldiers changes who learns that only love can bend a bow of bronze. A vivid picture of the politics during that time. Available from all catalogs (audio available) (VP or SL) ages 9-12 $6.95

Aesop’s Fables by Ann McGovern Timeless classic told in modern language for middle graders (ages 9-12) $3.99

Essential literature readings for the rhetoric stage:

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. John Andrews, editor Essential play (VP) $3.95

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. Considered essential classical literature

The Aeneid by Virgil Robert Fitzgerald (trans) Virgil’s Aeneid is the epic of Western civilization just as Homer’s Illiad and Odyssey are the epics of Greek Culture. The poem tells of the remote past, the world of Homer’s heroes, in order to be able to speak of the present and future of Augustan Rome. Virgil was chosen by Caesar Augustus to write a poem that would glorify Rome. Virgil was chosen by Caesar Augustus to write a poem that would glorify Rome. The Aeneid is intense in its graphic and stirring expression of the human experiences from fastpaced gory war scenes to tender stories of love. Fitzgerald’s translation is excellent, particularly due to the outstanding introduction, glossary and postscript. $17.00

Cicero: Selected Works by Michael Grant (trans.) In many ways, Cicero can beconsidered the greatest ancestor of the whole modern liberal tradition in Western life and his incomparable oratory and writings have profoundly influenced the development of European prose. His eloquence was his weapon in a dangerous, shifting and brutal world and flawed as he was, often vain, extravagant and vacillating he stood firm again the autocratic factions which were threatening the Republic. Grant’s excellent introduction describes the social and political background and sets this selection of speeches and letters in their context – A VP review $12.95

The Twelve Caesars Suetonis, Robert Graves (trans) Suetonis was the first notable Latin biographer. This title covers the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar to Domitan, and remains one of the richest and most fascinating of all Latin (Roman) histories. Suetonis gathered much of his information from eye-witnesses, checked his facts carefully and quoted conflicting evidence without bias. A VP review $12.95

There is also available the literature package from Greenleaf Press

*ANCIENT ROME STUDY PACKAGE GLP-003P (GP) includes The Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of Rome….$8.95, Laminated Timeline..$4.95 and many more $47.48

Hands-0n Teaching Kits, Resources and Media:

Use Veritas Press History Flash Cards

Ancient Civilizations for Children: Ancient Rome A video

Spartacus The movie starring Kirk Douglas, Sir Laurence Olivier and Peter Ustinov featuring the gladiator Spartacus in the days of republican Rome. Less bloody and graphic than the recent Gladiator Available from ZengerMedia.com $19.95

In the Shadow of Vesuvius National Geographic video on the historical sites of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum buried by the eruption and lavaflow of the volcano Vesuvius. From www.moviesunlimited.com


Roman Cityby David Macaulay The video shows step-by-step how the Romans came into a new area and laid out and built a city from scratch. It includes such fascinating information as planning and design, engineering technology, and tools and materials used. It shows us how the famous Roman roads and aqueducts were built, as well as fascinating looks at plumbing in Roman baths, and more. For students of all ages. Available from www.rainbowresource.com Boxed set of 4 (including Castle, Cathedral, Pyramid) $78.95

The Romans Facts, Stories, Activities by Peter Chrisp Interesting facts, detailed illustrations and clear photos combine with absorbing activities and stories to offer real insight into the way ancient Romans lived. Ages 8+ $4.95

A Coloring Book of Ancient Rome (Bellerophone) Available from www.rainbowresource.com $4.25

Life in Ancient Rome A Coloring Book by Dover $2.95

Life in Celtic Times by A.G. Smith and William Kaufman (Dover ) A lovely coloring book with pictures and text that focus on the community life of the Celts $2.95

Ancient Rome (Color and Learn History Books)

Footsteps in Time: The Romans by Sally Hewitt A storehouse of hands-on activities $18.00

Make Your Own Roman Villa text by Pat Levy & Sean Sheehan, models by Pat Doyle The second book in Morrow’s model series. The villa can be opened up so that you can show off the interior details – or just rearrange the furniture. Requires no cutting or gluing to assemble, the pieces lock together. paperback, 16 page text + models, (GP) $9.95

Ancient Rome Treasure Chest A sturdy cardboard chest with lock and key contains an array of activities to enhance a study of ancient Rome. There is a scroll to assemble and read, a wax tablet and stylus, paper dolls of Roman figures to dress, a model of a Roman villa to assemble, a timeline, a mosaic to color, a map of the Roman Empire. $19.95

Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie Carlson provides a multitude of hands-on activities for studying ancient Greece: art, math, cooking, science, and geography projects for ages 5 – 12. $14.95

Archiblocks has a Roman set of architectural blocks made from maple wood from www.zephrypress.com $60.00

4 thoughts on “Exploring ancient civilizations (5) – Rome & Greece”

  1. Greek and Roman history has always been a point of interest of mine but there are so many books to read. This page really helped me to narrow my search a little. Thank you


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